14 talented sprinters have been confirmed to contest this evening’s featured Group 1 William Reid Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley; offering punters exceptional value from a betting standpoint and several key opportunities to place a winning wager.
Angelic Light ($5) is a proven performer over course and distance and has understandably maintained favouritism in 2015 William Reid Stakes betting markets ahead of market mover Rebel Dane ($5.50), Vain Queen ($6.50) and Earthquake ($7) with leading online bookie Ladbrokes.com.au.
Will Angelic Light justify favouritism and break-through for a maiden Group 1 win in the William Reid Stakes, or will one of her many classy rivals hit the line in the clear?
Vain Queen ($6.50)
Talented mare Vain Queen is a proven performer over the distance, gets in well with the weights and has been confirmed to be partnered by leading jockey Nick Hall, and is therefore more than worth consideration for a 2014 William Reid Stakes bet at current odds. Posting a commendable seven race wins from 13 competitive starts, the Artie Schiller mare ran fourth in each of the Group 3 TheShark.com.au Stakes (1100m) and Listed Testa Rossa Stakes (1200m) over a light spring; returning to the paddock after taking out the Group 3 Mumm Stakes (1100m) on November 6th. Having placed a credible fourth in the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate (1100m) first-up, Vain Queen will relish the step-up to 1200m.
Rebel Dane ($5)
A Group 1 winner, Rebel Dane is a noted first-up performer and will leave from the ideal barrier 7 in the William Reid Stakes, and is therefore a great chance of figuring in the first three. Returning in 2014 for an impressive second to Lankan Rupee in the Group 1 T.J. Smith Stakes (1200m), the California Dane entire continued to post commendable results over autumn and winter including fourth in the Group 1 Doomben 10,000 (1350m). Returning in spring for consecutive third place finishes in the Group 2 Missile Stakes (1200m) and Group 1 Moir Stakes (1200m) most notably, Craig Williams has been booked to ride Rebel Dane this evening.
Lucky Hussler ($10)
Lucky Hussler undoubtedly found career-best form to date over the 2014 Spring Carnival and offers punters exceptional value in betting markets for a competitive first-up performance in the William Reid Stakes. Claiming five wins and a further seven minor place finishes through his 25 career starts so far, the Husson gelding placed second in the Listed Tavern Stakes (1400m) on October 4th; progressing to success in the Group 3 Moonga Stakes (1400m) before running second to Hucklebuck in the Group 1 Emirates Stakes (1600m) on November 8th.
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